Yesterday the Mail on Sunday had an article claiming that the number of Council employees in Scotland earning above 50K had risen by 20% in the last year. It seems Highland Council have 197 employees that are enjoying salaries of above this figure. The Mail on Sunday states;
"Highland Council said that of the 176 employees earning more than £50,000, 97 of them are 'senior teaching staff''.
Of course some of them will be well above 50K as well. But 176 x £50,000 = £ 8,800,000 per year.
Wouldn't it be nice if they were willing to share the pain with say, a 10% pay cut? Meanwhile it seems almost a certainty that 334 teaching assistants at well below £50,000 per year will be paid off by the Council once the decision is ratified on Thursday.